Vitamin D – Normal, High, Low

The reference range of vitamin D in blood is 20 to 50 ng/ML.

Vitamin D deficiency

Vitamin D deficiency is a common situation which is often associated with rickets, a disease in which the bone tissue doesn’t properly mineralize, leading to soft bones and skeletal deformities. The symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency include bone pain, muscle weakness. The complications of Vitamin D deficiency include increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease, cancer, cognitive impairment, and severe asthma in children.

The causes of Vitamin D deficiency include low intake of Vitamin D from your diet, less exposure to sunlight, dark skin, certain medical problems, including Crohn’s disease, cystic fibrosis, and celiac disease, obesity, kidney problems.

Vitamin D excess

Getting too much vitamin D may have some side effects including dehydration, irritability, appetite loss, anorexia, muscle pain and/or weakness, chronic fatigue, constipation, vomiting and eye soreness.

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